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The Twin Cities Daily Planet is partnering with the Southeast Publications Board to help neighbors in the five neighborhoods in the University District—Marcy-Holmes, Como, Prospect Park-East River Road, Cedar-Riverside/West Bank, and the University neighborhood itself—share news about their communities. We invite you to be part of the project! Here's how:

For more information about how you can contribute news and tips to the Daily Planet's coverage of the University District neighborhoods, contact editor [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net.

TC Spotlight | Outdoor tours: Segways, trolleys, riverboats and more!

(Photos by Paige Elliott except where noted)

Summers in Minnesota are beautiful but short. A great way to savor the summer days is to take a tour of all the gorgeous rivers, lakes, and historical sights the Twin Cities has to offer. So, for TC Spotlight this week we’ve highlighted just a few of the many outdoor tours around town to help you get out and soak up the rest of the summer. Share your favorite summer tours and activities in the comment section below.

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Fringe Previews - The zeitgeist got stuck on 'Hillbilly'

There was a recurring vein of southern accented, kentucky fried, redneck style comedy popping up in the previews this year. For example, both from Night 1 of the Previews, we have

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Favorite dance show Fringe preview with actual dancers - Night 1

There Is No Myth - Writing about dance, and dance previews, is something I still struggle with. Here it was just a feeling that the choreographer and the dancers knew what they were doing. The moves were very precise and controlled. The pace was deliberate and unhurried. The point of this particular excerpt was the watch them go through the moves, not to catch them on the fly as they zipped past. The moments, the distance between, and then contact between the dancers, all added up to something that felt like a story you could tell yourself, even in just three minutes. The ensembles they wore were coordinated. The music, a combination of piano and stringed instruments, was engaging. I’m sure different pieces within the show will do different things in different ways but this individual offering convinced me that I’d like to watch whatever these artists have to offer.

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